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I'm an Albuquerque architect, tennis player and amateur website developer. Other than that, I like to have fun occassionally.

My architecture practice is Baker A+D. We design modern, sustainable projects ranging from schools, restaurants, and spas to single-family and mult-family residential.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
most of the flavor, the opportunity, the weather
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biggerpockets, the alibi, newsweek, duke city fix, and the albuquerque zoning code

Hi ABQ! - What do you want to know?

Since you enjoy surfing around the net, I'm going to send you to a couple of my favorite places. I have two social networks of my own. I started Oozing Goo, The Lava Lamp Syndicate in January of 1997. It's the leading lava lamp site on the internet. After DCF's transformation to Ning, I was sold and I transformed OG the same way.

The other place I want you to go see is Tennisopolis which is a tennis social network (also using Ning.) It's the largest tennis social network, with 23,000 members (at time of writing) and 400 local groups. There's an Albuquerque group on there, so if you know any players, send 'em there. I'm an architect, a husband, a father of two, a business owner, a real estate speculator, a dog lover, a tennis fanatic, and a big-time pizza eater.

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Posted on January 30, 2011 at 7:16pm 9 Comments

Friday Night. Get Lectured, Architecturally.

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

Join us for this year's Life In Architecture lecture. I'm excited because this year the lecturer is Eddie Jones who is one of my favorite architects. If you are not familiar, check out some images I have inlcuded below. Eddie has been practicing in AZ for 30 years and has a really unique style - a non-style if you will. He'll be showing a retrospective look at his career high points (so far!) Check out the variety this guy brings to the table on…


The Paolo in Peril, Save Our Soleri

Posted on June 15, 2010 at 10:30pm 5 Comments

sfis paolo soleri amphitheater

As you may have heard, the Paolo Soleri Amphitheater at Santa Fe Indian School is in immediate danger of demolition. The theater was designed in 1965 by visionary architect Paolo Soleri, who is most noted for pioneering concepts in the fields of environmental architecture and alternative urban planning. Many alumni of the Santa Fe Indian School are outraged at the idea of losing this unique theater and have mobilized to save "The Paolo". I feel… Continue

Legislature Shifting Money Away From Schools

Posted on March 1, 2010 at 9:30am 7 Comments

During the 2010 Regular session of the NM Legislature, three separate bills were introduced (SB208, SB255, and HB268), all of which attempted to take money assigned to public schools away and reassign it to the general fund. The net effect of each of these bills is a diversion of approximately $100M per year away from our schools. While SB208 and SB255 did not reach a floor vote, HB268 passed the House just prior to the session ending.

We need to let our… Continue

Landfill For Sale, One Piece At A Time

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 1:30pm 9 Comments

photo: "Buckminster's Nightmare" - a perfectly good, but apparently obsolete geodesic dome is proudly demolished by Coronado Salvage. Bummer, would've looked great mounted on my rooftop!

If you've never been to Coronado Salvage, and you don't mind getting down and dirty, you're in for a mind-blowing experience. Coronado, which is located on south…


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At 5:09pm on February 2, 2010, nmmtnmama said…
I think it would be better for you to start a new discussion about what is going on at the Lomas site. After all, my question was about what the building had been, and now the question is what it will be. After you post, I'll edit my original question to add a link to your post.

It's nice to have someone in the neighborhood keeping an eye on the project and reporting back!
At 1:05pm on July 22, 2009, Julio CD said…
Hello Mark, I don't know if you remember me but you where my studio instructor at UNM for 2 semesters. It is very nice to see that your firm really picked up and that you have done such nice projects. I really like your Duranes Elementary School design, very beautiful. I worked for 2 years on a firm that designed and built nothing but public schools and I tell you one thing...none have that design quality that you apply to your buildings.
At 10:48am on June 7, 2009, killbox said…
Thanks! I think the article came out pretty good. I think many of us have been exploring for a long time. Its hard to even see it as "news worthy", But when approached about it, I weighed the situation, and figured that if done right educating people about the sport may be the first step towards limited acceptance by the population.
At 9:50pm on April 30, 2009, Scrymgeour said…
That would be fantastic. We were talking to a few, but none of them seemed too interested in the project. It's for the front gate. Thanks, David
At 6:20pm on April 24, 2009, Elchochol said…
Hey Mark, I think you bought my seat right out from under my nose last night. Went and had sushi and sushi hana last night and the service took a lot longer than anticipated. I had rsvped for game but you should up with cash and I wasnt there yet. Oh well. See you next week?
At 10:02pm on April 20, 2009, Elchochol said…
It happens a lot more than you think. TK has had it happen to him. I think I folded KK to Willie who I put on AA.

So, I finally moved to 2 more tables to the big table. After break, barely 5 thousand chips. Tried to bring in A4 for 1200 and Ryan went all in. I folded he showed me JJ. Then three hands later with 2400 left I had QQ moved all in and was called by Evans. He had KK. There you go. End of story.

Did well in cash game though. See you at Partaps?
At 9:20am on January 9, 2009, Masshole in Fringecrest said…
awesome research on "spelt". I stand corrected but will not delete anything nor use it in text or speech. So there.
At 8:31am on January 7, 2009, Masshole in Fringecrest said…
That's Jack Kerouac. Sweet blazer, huh?
At 10:45am on December 14, 2008, Elchochol said…
3rd Place. I tried to conquer and make it to first but jack and ryan had too many chips. Hopefully, see you this thursday.
At 9:42pm on November 6, 2008, Magic Juggler said…

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